Back in ‘The Shallows’: the challenge of creativity

A little while ago I posted on The Shallows, Nicholas Carr’s thoughtful and thought-provoking book on ‘what the internet is doing to our brains’. At the time there had been a few reviews, but since then another one has appeared that fired me up again: ‘Smarter, Happier, More Productive‘, by Jim Holt in the London Review of Books. Continue reading

Watch this! ‘Changing Education Paradigms’

If you’re a follower of TED (‘Ideas worth spreading’), you’ve probably watched Ken Robinson (that’s Sir Ken to you) on creativity in education (or lack thereof). He’s bright, persuasive and entertaining – and challenges conventional thinking. You don’t have to agree with him to get something from his presentations. Continue reading